The Great Thanksgiving Listen 2019
Watch these intergenerational animated stories as inspiration leading up to #TheGreatListen.
Honoring the voices and experiences of service members, recorded through our Military Voices Initiative.
1st Squad, 3rd Platoon
Marine Lance Cpl. Travis Williams reflects on being the sole survivor of a bomb blast that killed his entire 12-man squad.
“Because she was Asian, they wouldn’t accept her. Mom said she didn’t care; she enlisted anyway.”
Flip and Christine Cuddy remember their mother, Susan Ahn Cuddy, a Navy gunnery officer who served in World War II.
After being drafted in 1969, Tom Geerdes served as an Army medic in the 11th Armored Cavalry in Vietnam and Cambodia. Like many veterans, he returned home a changed man.
"We would turn the sound on so that it sounded like tanks moving on the roads."
Gil Seltzer, 104, speaks with his granddaughter, Sarah Seltzer, about what it was like to be part of a top-secret deception unit in World War II.